America, apparently, isn't quite ready for gay rights to be given their just desserts. Thanks, Obama, for 'change'. Thanks for putting it all in perspective with those lovely speeches, that deep voice, and the GQ looks. Like Marc Antony, he of the infamous Cleopatra mess way back, you sure wax some deep, yet superficial politics.
A cute little exchange between two people on Facebook who happen to see eye-to-eye on the subject matter:
Me: "So much for 'change' and 'yes we can'... but then again, I'm not surprised a year after."
Her: "It sounds so good though! I love soaring rhetoric. Or is it soring...boring? snoring?"
Me: "Oh, absolutely... I mean, words can cause an effect when expressed eloquently. However, when words lack actual action a year later and there were promises made to the gay community on December of 2008... and you have this eternal "let's wait 'til we have this or that victory secure," it can get boring."
Her: "I just think he needs to say hey, I was just saying crap to get elected! I am a corporate stooge just like all the rest!"
Me: "But of course he was. Even back then. And newsflash: he WASN'T supposed to win. Hill was. Had she, we wouldn't be having all this mess taking place. When the throne is not for you, and you get it... watch how the tremulous facade you created crumbles, leaving a nation divided, and those who were blinded by your GQ looks, now in defeat and skepticism.
"Now, Hill? You know what? As a feminist, I'd have literally drooled to see her wield power because a truly strong woman leading the way is a sight to behold---hell I'm aroused by powerful people only---, but some (powerless) people, perish the thought you mention anything negative about Obama! Off comes your head (ah, there it is. right on my neck. sewn back haphazardly by Nelida the cleaning lady at our office building.)! The Queen of Hearts hath spoken! Ivan said "Ha!" He must be burned at the stake."
I reserve my right to yell that I don't really care for someone who promised... and has not delivered. A dime. The NYSE reaching 10 grand doesn't mean much if unemployment is at an all-time high not seen since the 70s.
But what do I know. I'm a passive aggressive fool who observes and has a big, fat, M. O. [Aside -- Oh, I am so milking this cow's words.] So spoketh.
Now, here's the deal:
I do know without a shade of doubt in my mind that we will get it. I will not pass from this world without calling my man (whomever he is) my husband, and we'll have it all, warts included. We will have a strong female president, and She will Lead the Way.
But that it will happen that is something you and I will see pass. Not tomorrow, maybe not even next year, and it's always---never forget that---always darkest right before you know what.